Satyrinae of the Western Palearctic

Melanargia galathea (Linnaeus, 1758)

Type locality: Germany

Range: NE Spain throughout most of Europe including S. England and Sicily, to Lithuania, C Greece and Turkey.  It is absent from N. Netherlands, N. Germany and South Greece.

Habitat: Diverse: grassy, flowery, bushy places between sea level up to 1,750mtrs.

Flight Period: Early June to early September.

Subspecies:

ssp. lucasi (Rambur, 1858) – Bougie, Algeria – flight period is between mid-May to July at lower altitudes; June to early September at high altitudes.

ssp. satnia Fruhstorfer, 1917 - Bulgaria, Greece, Albania, Turkey, Asia Minor, Transcaucasia, NW Iran

ssp. magdalenae Reichl, 1975 - NE Italy (Veneto)

ssp. syracusana - Zeller, 1847 - Sicily

Melanargia galathea
Melanargia galathea
ssp. galathea
Melanargia galathea satnia
Melanargia galathea satnia

ssp. satnia

Melanargia galathea magdalenae
Melanargia galathea magdalenae

ssp. magdalenae

Melanargia galathea syracusana
Melanargia galathea syracusana
ssp. syracusana
Melanargia galathea

 Melanargia galathea satnia biotype

11/07/2014, Albania, 888mtrs

 
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